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THE STORY OF MV AGUSTA MOTORCYCLES

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THE STORY OF MV AGUSTA MOTORCYCLES
WRITTEN BY PETER CARRICK

Published in 1979

The story of how an enigmatic Italian aristocrat who made helicopters for a living became head of one of the world’s most successful motor cycle racing companies is a fascinating one. Count Domenico Agusta was driven by fierce patritism and an obsession with racing which turned his hobby into an amazing success story. All the great names such as Graham, Hailwood, Surtees, Agostini and many others rode for MV Agusta. In 25 years the company won 38 individual World Championships, 37 manufacturers World Championships and a staggering 270 World Championship races. Peter Carrick tells this strange, gripping story with a wealth of detail and an intimate knowledge both of the subject and the personalities involved.

CONTENTS :
1. The move to motorcycles and Les Graham shows the way
2. 1952 and the first world title
3. Bidding for race’s top honours
4. Surtees signs and more world titles
5. MV take over the world
6. Failing to profit from their racing success
7. Hocking and Hailwood four years supreme
8. The Gilera confrontation
9. Record breaking at Daytona
10. Count Domenico Agusta
11. The Honda-Hailwood challenge
12. Agostini a new king at MV
13. New chapters in racing history
14. Saarinen and the Yamaha
15. The MV-Yamaha racing duel
16. A few more road models
17. The end of the road
18. A spirited finale
19. The last years
Appendix : MV Agusta – World Championship record

The book has been used. It is in a very good condition. Hard cover, 128 pages, English text.

ISBN : 0 85059 303 4

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